Facebook Instagram YouTube Contact | tzu chi searc

Inspiration


Love is the Language of Our Souls

Love is the Language of Our Souls

In a hospital, we witness the different stages of life, including birth, aging, illness and death as manifestations of suffering. These can be valuable life lessons for everyone. I underwent a unique volunteer experience at the Tzu Chi Medical Center...

Medicine, Reflection

Returning to Our Spiritual Home

Returning to Our Spiritual Home

Prior to this year’s TIMA conference, a few of us (medical volunteers) flew to Taiwan earlier to spend some time volunteering at Jing Si Abode and the Tzu Chi Medical Center, both located in Hualien. Those two weeks spent in Taiwan were one of the best...

Reflection

What I Have Learned from My Street Fundraising Experience

What I Have Learned from My Street Fundraising Experience

Many people do have compassionate hearts, and there is a need to create more opportunities to get those hearts into action! Volunteering in a street fundraiser is a meaningful way to realise this aspiration.

Charity, Reflection

I’m My Daddy’s Eyes

I’m My Daddy’s Eyes

They uprooted their lives, fled Syria, and entered Turkey illegally so that their children could have a brighter future.

Reflection

Six Lessons in Prison

Six Lessons in Prison

How do you convince prison inmates who have had a rough journey in life that there is indeed spring at the end of a cold winter?

Reflection

What Witnessing Suffering Taught Me

What Witnessing Suffering Taught Me

“It’s been around 20 years since I last saw my only child; he should be more than 20 years old by now…” said a Tzu Chi dialysis beneficiary. Volunteers lent him a listening ear as he grieved over his unhappy past…

Reflection

Soundless Cry

Soundless Cry

“Through dedicating ourselves to serving others, we witness the value and dignity of life.” This is a teaching (from Dharma Master Cheng Yen) that I always bear in mind when I do home care visits.

People, Reflection

Witnessing Truth, Beauty, and Goodness at the Festive Charity Fair

Witnessing Truth, Beauty, and Goodness at the Festive Charity Fair

I was also touched by the efforts of the recycling volunteers at the Charity Fair. I saw a quiet dignity in them and in the invaluable work they were doing to protect our environment and planet.

Reflection

Agony Up Close

Agony Up Close

Love is the most powerful antidote to the suffering in the world. As I witnessed Tzu Chi volunteers treating distribution recipients respectfully, I knew that the boundaries between religions and ethnicities can be dissolved and that the peoples of the wo

Reflection

What Would I Do?

What Would I Do?

The six people in her own family lived with close to 20 such fellow Burmese. They all lived on one salary, the 900 ringgits that her husband brought home every month. Refugees had to pay their own way at public hospitals, so she cried when she saw...

Reflection

My Passion in Tzu Chi Sign Language

My Passion in Tzu Chi Sign Language

Sign language is a significant part of Tzu Chi’s humanistic culture. I started to learn sign language in Tzu Chi since 2012...

Reflection

Walking the Talk ─ Green Practices at an Army Medical Centre

Walking the Talk ─ Green Practices at an Army Medical Centre

"Our society has become focused on the consumer, with a myriad of products manufactured to suit every palate and taste. This feeds on the underlying human traits of greed, ego, and ignorance. Our lifestyle is in strict contradiction to the Dharma, which f

Reflection

Happy Faces in Hambantota

Happy Faces in Hambantota

Thank you, Tzu Chi, for letting me be part of the Sri Lankan mission...

Reflection

My First Overseas Dental Mission

My First Overseas Dental Mission

"The Sri Lankan people are a beautiful lot ─ they are so soft spoken and full of grace and gratitude. It was such a pleasure to have this opportunity to serve them and to learn about humility."

Reflection

A Blessed Trip to Sri Lanka

A Blessed Trip to Sri Lanka

Last of all, I must say I only have praises for the way the mission trip was planned and carried out. As a dentist...

Reflection

My Journey in “Dharma Incense Permeation”

My Journey in “Dharma Incense Permeation”

One of the teachings that specially touched me was the Parable of the Burning House in the Lotus Sutra. In this parable, the Buddha...

Reflection

Rediscovering What It Means to be a Doctor

Rediscovering What It Means to be a Doctor

During one busy resuscitation shift at the Emergency Medicine Department, I was preoccupied with treating each patient who came along, while trying not to look too stupid in front of the senior doctor...

Reflection

An Unfortunate but Meaningful Way of Counting Down to 2015

An Unfortunate but Meaningful Way of Counting Down to 2015

On the morning of 28 December 2014, while all focus was on the flood, news on the missing AirAsia flight was flashing everywhere too, alerting everyone. As a Tzu Chi volunteer, my heart weighed heavily even more so.

Reflection